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Wheelchair tennis tournament comes to Truckee

Courtesy photoAustralia's Anthony Bonassacurso was the Men's Main Draw winner.

The 19th Annual Tahoe Donner International Wheelchair Tennis Sectional Championship was held in Truckee on Oct. 7-10 at the Tahoe Donner Racquet Club.

The tournament was part of the 2004 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour. The tour originated in 1992 with 11 international tournaments. Since then, the tour has grown to 120 events in 32 countries around the world.

The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), except that the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The ranking system is based on that used in professional able-bodied tennis.

The ranking is based on on the best eight results for the men, six for the women and five for quads.

The No. 1 ranked men and women’s players at year’s end are honored as the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Champions.

The 2004 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour includes four Super Series, 116 Championship Series and competitions in 27 countries on all the major continents. The Tahoe Donner tournament was a CS-3 event.

[For more information, visit http://www.rippleffect.org or http://www.itfwheelchairtennis.com.]

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